How I Sat For JAMB Five Times – Singer, Crayon

Crayon Speaks On Writing JAMB Five Times

Nigerian singer, Charles Chibuezechukwu, popularly known as Crayon has opened up on his educational background and his journey into the music scene.


Crayon Speaks On Educational Struggle, Music

In an interview with Channels TV’s programme, Rubbin’ Minds on Sunday, August 28th, Crayon revealed that he wrote the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) five times.

According to him, he struggled to get admission to a tertiary institution before delving into music.

He said, “It has been amazing and beautiful to see because I have been working over the years and now, I am finally getting the recognition I deserve.

“So, it (recognition) is beautiful to see – among my fans, team, and everybody that knows me personally. I started making music in 2016 officially. I wasn’t in school then but trying to get into the university. I wrote JAMB five times.”

Crayon, who was signed to in May 2019 to Mavin Records, owned by Don Jazzy also gave more details about his failed attempts to gain admission.

He admitted that he failed the entrance exam twice but passed three times yet he was not offered admission to a Nigerian university.

The Mavin artiste continued, “For the first two times, I failed; the rest three times, I passed. I kept going to the school to lay complaints and ask: ‘What’s up?’ It (gaining admission) wasn’t just happening for me,” he noted during the show. “I feel like it was God’s way of redirecting me.”

The “Ijo Laba Laba” crooner also spoke about other things he had in mind, apart from his studies, revealing that he was an avid lover of football and he is good at the sport.

He added, “Even before I started making music, I used to be a footballer,” Crayon, who featured in the popular hit song, Overdose, said.

“I like football a lot. I used to play football, go to training, football academies, and stuff like that.”

In other news, Kanyi Daily had reported that Crayon had revealed that he used to be a regular debtor in school and was owing school fees even up till his WAEC day.

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  1. This goes a long way in telling us that certainly, EDUCATION is not the bedrock for success in Life. It certainly helps, but not 100% required.

    Some young ones out there who failed JAMB twice, make be considering things that will harm them. This story needs to go viral, let them see.

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